Beijing: Nineteen Indian passengers examined constructive for COVID-19 in a latest flight from New Delhi to the Chinese language metropolis of Wuhan beneath the Vande Bharat Mission (VBM), at the same time as India on Monday introduced plans to function 4 extra such flights to China starting November 13.
The October 30 flight, the sixth operated by India to China in latest months and the primary to Wuhan the place the virus emerged in December final 12 months, introduced 277 Indians from New Delhi and evacuated 157 on its return beneath India’s mega mission to evacuate stranded Indians from overseas.
As a part of this course of, Air India is planning to function 4 flights to Delhi on November 13, 20, 27 and December 4, the Indian Embassy right here introduced.
Passage on this flight could be made out there on fee foundation as per fares to be determined by Air India. The journey could be topic to an endeavor to be offered by particular person passengers to abide by all protocols framed by the Authorities of India, a press release by the Embassy stated.
Moreover the 19 Indians who examined constructive, antibodies had been discovered within the checks of 39 others, officers stated.
All of the Indian passengers wanted to endure two coronavirus checks earlier than being permitted to board the flights.
The passengers who examined constructive had been shifted to hospitals, Indian officers stated.
They, nonetheless, weren’t in a position to present details about 39 others whose checks reported antibodies and whether or not they had been additionally referred to hospitals.
As per the protocols circulated by Chinese language officers, all those that examined constructive will probably be referred to hospitals and will probably be launched solely after they take a look at adverse.
Protocols additionally stipulate 14-day necessary quarantine within the designated accommodations for all these arriving in China.
The flight to Wuhan additionally carried the most important variety of Indian passengers from Delhi in comparison with the earlier VBM flights.
There’s a massive rush for VBM flights from India to China as Beijing has just lately lifted the non permanent ban on holders of resident allow visas. About 1,500 to 2,000 Indians who’re both working in China or related to companies need to return.
Earlier, India operated three flights to Wuhan to airlift Indians stranded within the metropolis when the virus was at its peak within the Chinese language metropolis in February this 12 months.
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